30 November 2012

Dowload Find and Remind by Midnight to Raise 50p for Invest in ME!

Last chance!  Download Find and Remind before midnight TONIGHT (Friday 30th November 2012) and you’ll raise 50p for Invest in ME – completely free!

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Find and Remind is a super-cool tool that helps you raise more! Basically it's an extension to your web browser (i.e. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, or Safari) that will remind you every time a donation is available when you’re shopping online.

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PLEASE NOTE - 50p donations are only available to new Find and Remind users, and will be verified and credited on Monday 3rd December 2012

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Let's do it for ME!

21 November 2012

We've got Christmas all wrapped up!

The ‘Let’s do it for ME’ elves have been very busy recently, and with Christmas not far away they thought they’d give you a helping hand.  All their hard work has paid off and we can now offer fantastic Christmas cards, calendars and gifts - all available to buy from the comfort of your home and delivered directly to your door.  Well, we did say we had it wrapped!  What’s more, you’ll be helping us too, since all purchases will raise much needed funds towards biomedical ME research.
Many thanks to all our little elves that have been working behind the scenes to make this happen.  Let’s do it for Christmas and ME!
Following our very successful ‘Let’s Get Snapping for ME! 2012 Christmas Cards Photo Competition,’ we are pleased to announce that in the end 10 photographs were chosen to be printed.  All cards are A5 in size and produced on top quality 350gsm card.  They come in packs containing 10 cards, either featuring one design or all 10.  Please specify if ordering packs of individual designs.  All cards have the following message inside, ‘With best wishes for Christmas and the New Year’.  Prices per pack (including postage and packaging) are: 
UK £4.25
Europe £6.25
Rest of the World £7.25  
To order cards and for more information visit: http://www.investinme.org/Christmas%202012.htm 


Our 2013 A4 calendar is now available and features 12 stunning photos, one for each month, of places all around the UK.   These were kindly donated by those with ME and supporters of our campaign.  There’s a generous grid for each month, handy for writing in those forthcoming appointments and events.  This is a quality product, with both the front and back cover of 350gsm card and the inner pages of 200gsm paper.  This makes it not only perfect for yourself, but a great gift too.  Prices per calendar (including postage and packaging) are:
UK £7.00
Europe £9.00
Rest of the World £10.00 

To order calendars and for more information visit: http://www.investinme.org/Christmas%202012.htm
From handmade decorations and toys to jewellery, we’ve got it all!  Introducing just some of the extensive range made by our crafty elves: 

Christmas decorations:

Santa stocking decoration  http://www.facebook.com/Maddikentbracelets4me 

Both sellers feature on http://www.facebook.com/makeme#!/MakeMECrafts, a dedicated Facebook page with lots of crafties selling their wares in aid of our campaign. 
Handmade toys: 

(This is not suitable for very young children because of the risk of choking due to its button eyes.)
Handmade jewellery:
There’s lots more jewellery sold by a number of sellers on the Make ME website
Something for the boys:           
Paracord LDi4ME Wristband, available in various colourways and designs http://www.makemecrafts.com/LDIFME-Awareness-Ribbon-Wristband.html

Lanyard (ID holder and cord) http://www.makemecrafts.com/lanyards/

Soft furnishings:

There are some great 'Let’s do it for ME' clothing available in our online shop http://ldifme.spreadshirt.co.uk.  As well as more ME and Fibromyalgia inspired designs in both Carmel’s online shops http://653855.spreadshirt.co.uk/ and http://shop.cafepress.co.uk/m.e-awareness.  The cafepress shop even has ladies nightwear and iPhone cases.  Or why not take a look at Mama Chill's shop http://616915.spreadshirt.co.uk/.

Books, CDs and Audio Downloads:

Running To Stand Still - Audio play about ME available on CD and to download: http://ldifme.org/running-to-stand-still/ 
Many Happy Returns – Downloadable audio sci-fi drama: http://ldifme.org/many-happy-returns/
Mama Chill’s downloadable single: http://ldifme.org/mama-chill-single/
All card and calendar images are copyrighted to Invest in ME/Let's do it for ME for the photograph owners
Christmas Tree design © Gummy231 Stock Free Images & Dreamstime Stock Photos

12 November 2012


SOBAFF (Supporters of British Armed Forces & Families) has a promotional website for both American and British Forces Charities, but they will promote all worthwhile charities and organisations made up of volunteers like themselves and you can now read about Invest in ME charity on the SOBAFF website.

The SOBAFF site is linked to the Facebook group "500 Mile Expedition", a group formed to assist HOT - Honour Our Troops in raising funds by walking 500 miles from Catterick in North Yorkshire to The Royal Hospital Chelsea in London, the home of the Chelsea Pensioners.

IiME Charity were very honoured to announce in October that SOBAFF has agreed to donate funds raised during their next 500 mile walk to Invest in ME. This was initiated thanks to Alex Hall who made contact with SOBAFF and suggested Invest in ME.

The walk will be from Catterick in North Yorkshire starting on 29th April 2013 and they will be walking to The Royal Hospital Chelsea in London, the Home of the Chelsea Pensioners, to arrive on 24th May 2013.

The walk will finish in London just before the Invest in ME (IiMEC8) conference.

SOBAFF have support from Boris Johnson, Mayor of London and the walk is supported by him.

SOBAFF have said, "With issues surrounding the Disabled in the UK, we would like to be able to help you raise funds for your charity".

Invest in ME look forward to be able to work with SOBAFF and to promote the walk and the worthwhile work they are doing in raising awareness of the sacrifices being made by others.

Anyone wishing to be involved by walking the whole or part of the route or by helping, may find out more by visiting the links below.

The current sponsor for the walk is Ocado, who are based in Hatfield, Hertfordshire. They will be supplying refreshments along the chosen route.

SOBAFF have once again gained support from the pop group, The Proclaimers, although unfortunately they will not be at the event as they will be out of the country, on tour.

SOBAFF have a GPS system on their website, by which one will be able to follow the walkers' progress, as and when it starts, or the planned route.

LDIFME (Let's do it for ME) Bear was excited to hear that Baxterbear will be making appearances along the route.  Baxterbear was born 29th February 1928, is a well liked bear by both adults and children alike and has since travelled the world on his journeys.  Many of Baxterbear's tales and journeys can be found:

To read more about this event on the Invest in ME website:http://www.investinme.org/IIME-Campaigning-News-Oct12-06.htm

To find out more about SOBAFF and this event on their website:http://www.sobaff.com/


With thanks to SOBAFF and all involved in supporting this event.

Thank you for your support of Invest in ME charity from the Team at Let's do for ME!